Monday, 7 November 2016

AAS Chairperson Visits Jamaica

On November 1,2016 Diana Burke a Board Director of P.A.C.E.Canada delivered over J$4.5 million in cheques for schools on behalf of the organization to Mrs. Trisha Williams-Singh, Chair of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC). These funds were donated to 106 Early Childhood schools across all parishes in Jamaica.

This represents the second donation by P.A.C.E. in 2016 for a total of JA$9.7 million sent to 239 schools across Jamaica.

In 2017 P.A.C.E. Canada will be celebrating our 30th anniversary supporting early childhood schools and teachers in Jamaica through donations, teacher bursaries and training,  and computer education programs for the students.
P.A.C.E. is proud to be a partner with the Ministry of Education in promoting early childhood education.

This year’s Adopt-A-School event has been cancelled.

P.A.C.E. thanks the following sponsors for their donations to the following new schools:
1. Franklin Town Church of God Early Childhood Institution, Kingston - sponsor Joseph Halstead
2. Praise Tabernacle Christian Academy, St. Andrew - sponsor Florine Brown
3. Gospel Refuge Basic, St. Andrew - sponsor Issley Josephson Medecin
4. Maisie Green ECDC, St. Andrew - sponsor Janet Collins Group
5. Spring Garden Basic, St. Thomas - sponsor Candice Walker
6. Spicy Hill Basic , Trelawny - sponsors Dahlia Rose and Elaine Lawrence

Jahmona ECDC was visited on November 3rd by our AAS Chair Diana Burke to update them about P.A.C.E. and learn how the donations they receive are being used.

The Principal, Mr. Steeles, explained that funds are still needed to complete items such as floors, bathrooms and fence security.

These are all part of the requirements for certification by the Jamaica Ministry of Education.
 Tech de Bus II has been upgraded and is now back on the road, thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith the Principal of Allman Town Primary School. Director Diana Burke visited the school on November 3,2016 and observed 10 students from the Arnold Road Methodist Basic School taking their second lesson in computers. Their Principal, Mrs. Lacorbiniere, accompanied the students who are one of a group of 5 schools in Allman Town benefiting from the program. Each student and teacher gets a 'passport' badge when on the Bus which tracks there access and training. Plans are to open the program to other schools in the next term.

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